Joel Tansey

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford man to be sentenced June 29 in Beckett case

Sentencing date pushed for Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)

Greater Victoria residents show support for rail

Significant number of respondents ‘very supportive’ according to Island Corridor Foundation survey

The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)
Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Goddess Run takes to the streets on the West Shore

Hundreds of participants take part in Langford run

Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr announces new spending for former military personnel

Hehr tells Colwood audience that families play a huge role in supporting our troops

Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Hannah Darling powers her way past a defender. Team Canada won their third game of the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Canadian women’s sevens dominate day in Langford

Canada takes on England tomorrow morning in the quarterfinals

Hannah Darling powers her way past a defender. Team Canada won their third game of the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Shamrocks captain Corey Small slips past a Lakers check thanks to handy positioning from teammate Chris Wardle during third period action at The Q Centre on Friday night. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Corey Small leads the way in Victoria Shamrocks win

‘Rocks down Burnaby Lakers by 11-6 count

Shamrocks captain Corey Small slips past a Lakers check thanks to handy positioning from teammate Chris Wardle during third period action at The Q Centre on Friday night. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Cars wait at a stoplight at the intersection of Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford, the site of an April 2016 crash that killed West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. On Thursday, Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleaded guilty to two charges relating to Beckett’s death. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford residents react to guilty plea in case stemming from Const. Beckett’s death

“We all grieve for Mrs. Beckett because she was a wonderful woman,” says one resident

Cars wait at a stoplight at the intersection of Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford, the site of an April 2016 crash that killed West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. On Thursday, Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleaded guilty to two charges relating to Beckett’s death. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre and flanked by lawyers Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, gets into a waiting vehicle following his guilty plea on two counts relating to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett of the West Shore RCMP. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford man pleads guilty in death of West Shore RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleads guilty to two counts in the death of Const. Sarah Beckett in April 2016.

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre and flanked by lawyers Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, gets into a waiting vehicle following his guilty plea on two counts relating to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett of the West Shore RCMP. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Families picnicked on the lawns in front of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University at last year’s Mother’s Day Paint-In. This year’s event will feature interpretive presentations on the history of the property and performances from local artists, as well as the arts and crafts fair. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

CELEBRATING MOM: Royal Roads hosts Paint-In this weekend in Colwood

Mother’s Day event promises fun for the whole family

Families picnicked on the lawns in front of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University at last year’s Mother’s Day Paint-In. This year’s event will feature interpretive presentations on the history of the property and performances from local artists, as well as the arts and crafts fair. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Defending B.C. champs Westshore Rebels optimistic as spring camp opens

Despite star players moving on conference champs look to build on last year’s momentum

Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities earlier this month. The case has been adjourned to May 18. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford man accused in death of Const. Sarah Beckett has court appearance delayed

Kenneth Jacob Fenton was due to appear in Western Communities Court this morning

Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities earlier this month. The case has been adjourned to May 18. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Photo courtesy of Netflix                                 The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the 
Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings 
detailing her struggle.

Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why prompts letter to parents from Sooke School District

Concern stems from strong subject matter of popular TV series

Photo courtesy of Netflix                                 The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the 
Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings 
detailing her struggle.
The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 

STRAIGHT TALK: Drug awareness discussion set for Colwood

Royal Bay secondary event offers tips for parent/child conversations about drugs

The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 
A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff

West Shore on the Go (Part 3 of 3): Councillors from Langford, Colwood look for solutions

‘We have to start looking creatively at how we’re going to move people:’ Colwood councillor

A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff
Sylvie Ghanem waits for a bus in her View Royal neighbourhood. Ghanem lived in Vienna with her husband, where public transit use was strongly encouraged. They took that mentality and passed it on to their kids, but their youngest daughter simply couldn’t make a commute by bus work for her. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

WEST SHORE ON THE GO (Part 2 of 3): Service gaps make transit tough on some riders

Regular riders find the bus to be inconvenient when not making a simple round trip

Sylvie Ghanem waits for a bus in her View Royal neighbourhood. Ghanem lived in Vienna with her husband, where public transit use was strongly encouraged. They took that mentality and passed it on to their kids, but their youngest daughter simply couldn’t make a commute by bus work for her. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities court on Thursday morning. Both the Crown and the defense asked that the case be adjourned to April 27. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford resident accused in Beckett death has case moved to April 27

Crown and defense have had ‘positive’ talks regarding case

Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities court on Thursday morning. Both the Crown and the defense asked that the case be adjourned to April 27. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
The 5th Field Regiment, pictured here at Fort Rodd Hill, will be firing guns such as these at exactly 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 8 to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Photo contributed

Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood to host noisy salute to Vimy

100-round gunnery firing highlights evening of events at national historic site

The 5th Field Regiment, pictured here at Fort Rodd Hill, will be firing guns such as these at exactly 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 8 to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Photo contributed
Members from the Nanaimo chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club arrive in Langford.

Hells Angels arrive in Langford

Well over 100 members of the notorious motorcycle club arrived in Langford from Nanaimo on Saturday afternoon

Members from the Nanaimo chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club arrive in Langford.
Dave Navarro performs with Jane's Addiction at Rock the Shores in Colwood. Organizers have announced that the 2017 edition of the festival has been cancelled.

UPDATED: Rock the Shores cancelled for 2017, organizers hope it can return next year

West Shore Parks and Recreation says they'll welcome festival back in 2018 if that is the case.

Dave Navarro performs with Jane's Addiction at Rock the Shores in Colwood. Organizers have announced that the 2017 edition of the festival has been cancelled.
An assault took place along this stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail on Sunday night. CRD staff have been looking into the possibility of lighting the trail

CRD looking into lighting along stretches of Galloping Goose

Study was ongoing prior to assault in Colwood on Sunday night, but Parks Chair unsure of viability.

An assault took place along this stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail on Sunday night. CRD staff have been looking into the possibility of lighting the trail